The Two Hundred Thousand Dollar Dollar Bill
The week long festivities around Art Basel Miami Beach is telling many in the industry that boundaries are being pushed, some with purpose and other’s without a clue for artistry. One work worth every dollar spent was created by internationally represented artist Tom Sachs. His one dollar bill was simply outstanding. It wasn’t painted on wood. It wasn’t a photograph plastered on wood. It was “pyrography.” Not sure what that is: consider it burning an image into the medium. How the artist creates is for the artist to know and for the collector and viewer to appreciate its purpose.